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13. Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird
Rank: 13 (Previous rank: 30)
What makes it so great?
For a decade the law firm has had its own child-care campus a block away from its offices. The facility was expanded this year and now provides day care to 110 children, with subsidized rates for parents in lower-salaried ranks.
Headquarters:
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
2009 revenue ($ millions): 551
Website: www.alston.com
 
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Employees  
U.S. employees 1,611
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -222
% job growth (1 year) -12%
% voluntary turnover 12%
Applicants 12,247
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Associate
$182,681
Most common job (hourly):
Legal Secretary
$69,787
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care Yes
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 28%
% women 54%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
From the Feb. 7, 2011 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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